This was actually the first project I made with the Simply Elegant Suite when I received my pre-order. It was meant to just be a play around that got me my crafting mojo back, but it turned out to be a nice project that I really liked and so here it is. I’ve changed a few small things in my tutorial video, but the underlying box template remains the same and I love the use of magnets on the closure.
I think this Art Deco inspired piece of Designer Series paper is my most favourite from the pack, it really gives the box impact and meant I could focus on other elements – such as the punch tag closure – instead. Speaking of the punch tag closure, how gorgeous is the Elegant Tag punch? I really love the decorated top of the tag, it really lends itself to multiple uses.
I originally heat embossed the sentiment, but looking back, I wasn’t so happy with it and so swapped it for stamping on my second box – which I think looks much better, it pops the sentiment off the box and makes it much clearer to see.
Like any project of mine, I brought out the embellishments and ribbon – both gold to match the foiling in the Designer Series Paper. I have fallen in love with the Bumblebee trinkets, LOVE them. In fact, more of them may have fallen into my latest order!
Have you got your hands on this set yet?
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Eek! It’s October – how did that happen? The nights are already drawing in and the clocks will change soon also. Most would see that as a negative, but I absolutely love it. I love the run up to the events during this time of year – Halloween, Bonfire Night, Christmas etc. So I thought it was time I cracked out the foil and make some full blown Christmas projects.
Today’s is a slimline pocket pouch, a great size for small bags of sweeties or perhaps small chocs such as Green & Blacks. Ideal for table favours, part of a hamper treat selection or in the stocking on Christmas Eve.
The word ‘joy’ on the front is made from the dies of the same name using two different foils. The dies come with three separate segments to make up the wording, however I chose to only use two for this project.
And of course, I had to break out the Wonder of a Season ribbon combo and do the double ribbon bow tie that I previewed when I first got my initial order from the Autumn / Winter catalogue.
What do you think would fit nicely into this pouch?
Who loves Autumn and the latter part of the year? I know I do. The colours, the cosy nights, the lead up to Christmas. The Gilded Autumn suite is a great hit of everything that’s gorgeous about that period. With gorgeous copper ribbon, brushed metallics and leafy patterns, the suite screams Autumn before you even read the title of it.
Yesterday, on my Facebook Live, I showed this gorgeous bag. Ideal for thank you gifts, table favours or perhaps treat bags full of goodies. The ribbon keeps the bag closed by wrapping back on itself – no punch holes required. Which means you don’t have to tie / untie it repeatedly either – score!
The bag is a good size too, 6 inches in height by 31/2 wide by 2 inches deep. Plenty of space to fit lots inside. The paper I used on the sample in the photo above is Mint Macaron, with the one in my video made using a Cajun Craze pattern. Both are stunning designs, which is why I chose to showcase them in the way I have.
The fussy cut stitched leaf acts as a tag on the bag, whilst acting as decoration, it doesn’t take away from the gorgeous paper being used. The Stitched Leaves dies are utterly gorgeous and you’ll see them make more appearances on my blog!
Weeeeeeeee! Another sneak peek of product from the Mini Catalogue which launches next week! Some of you may recognise the paper I have used in this project and that’s because it carried over from last year!
I absolutely adore this paper, every single pattern in the pack is gorgeous and I bought so much of it last year and used it for practically every gift I made boxes for. This year, I decided to make a box and mix it up with some other sets available. This box was made for my work colleagues last year, it housed trophies for award winners who had gone that extra mile for our customers.
The box is made up of two sections, the copper foil inner section and a wrap on the outer made from the Brightly Gleaming Speciality Designer Series Paper (DSP). I decorated the box with a copper foil tree using the Pine Tree punch and finished with touches of Night of Navy in the sentiment and ribbon.
It makes a gorgeous box and an item I would love to receive if made by someone else.